Coal add'l secy Suresh Kumar likely to be acting chairman of Coal India
New Delhi: Senior bureaucrat Suresh Kumar is likely to be the new acting chairman and managing director of the world's largest coal miner CIL.
He will replace Gopal Singh who was given the additional charge as CMD of the maharatna firm in September last year.
Singh heads Central Coalfields Ltd, an arm of state-owned Coal India Ltd (CIL).
Kumar is the additional secretary of in the coal ministry.
"The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved that Suresh Kumar, Additional Secretary, Ministry of coal may be entrusted with the additional charge of the post of Chairman-cum-Managing Director (CMD) Coal India Ltd (CIL) till the appointment of a regular incumbent to the post or until further orders, whichever is earlier," a source said.
Singh had in September last year succeeded Sutirtha Bhattacharya who had retired from the post of Coal India CMD on August 31, 2017.